The Exquisite Execution of the Wynn Palace Hotel Tower
Cotai, Macau, China
With the Wynn Palace, Steve Wynn set out to create the most beautiful hotel in the world – a masterpiece that would set a new standard for luxury and elegance. The Wynn Palace is the culmination of his more than 45 years in hospitality – a colossal feat of design that’s both massive in scale and exacting in detail.
Set in a commanding position in Cotai, the property includes a podium building and an X-shaped, gold-hued hotel tower, surrounded by a performing lake and superbly landscaped grounds. The resort offers 1,706 exquisitely furnished rooms, suites and villas with a guest experience unsurpassed anywhere.
LEO A DALY was selected as the architect of the Wynn Palace hotel tower – which houses guestrooms, suites, villas and private gaming areas – based on our reputation as an impeccably precise, design-oriented architecture firm with 50 years of experience in gaming.
Our role was to work closely with the client’s in-house architecture and interior design teams to make Mr. Wynn’s vision for the tower a reality. We provided the architectural skeleton for this dynamic hospitality environment.
A Local Presence
Designing a project of this magnitude outside of the United States can have its challenges for a U.S. firm, but our extensive experience with high-rises and our work in China laid the groundwork for a successful project. The willingness of some of our staff to temporarily relocate also had a major impact on the progression and completion of the project.
After the design phase of the Wynn Palace was complete, three LEO A DALY staff members spent two years living in Macau making sure all the work was completed in accordance with the design documents – a key proposition in a country where the construction process involves more interpretation by the contractor than it does in the U.S.
Knowing the drawings backwards and forwards allowed our team to quickly assess the construction methods being used and make suggestions if they didn’t match the design documents. This constant supervision ensured that Mr. Wynn’s vision was met and the project’s many moving parts fit together perfectly.
Another key to the success of the project was bi-weekly coordination meetings with the owner, major design consultants and contractor. These meetings continued for nearly four years through design and construction.
The result: an exquisitely executed Wynn Palace hotel tower completed without missing a single design deadline – all for one of the world’s most renowned gaming and hospitality magnates.
At a glance
Private Gaming Areas
ServicesArchitect for the Tower
“Wynn Palace is arguably the most beautiful hotel in the world. It’s our gift to the community, to the public. It will be here forever, and it’s perhaps unlikely we’ll see a place of this scope and artfulness in our lifetimes again.”